When Aliana Events teams up for a collaboration with Revelry Event Designers, the results are sure to be nothing less than awe-inspiring. Event décor is an ever-evolving world of its own, with new interpretations of classics always providing ample inspiration for today’s designers. Historically, the most lavish and over-the-top décor would be reserved for grand weddings and balls; but today, even an engagement party can be turned into an ultra-luxe celebration.
For this particular “green party,” Aliana Rubins – CEO and Creative Director of Aliana Events – was working at the helm as creative director. With a background as a fashion and beauty industry makeup artist (who also helped launch Giorgio Armani Beauty), Aliana has a unique perspective and set of experiences that allow her to effectively draw inspiration from runway shows and couture fashion. Pair that with her meticulous attention to detail, and it’s easy to see how she can execute such glamorous celebrations so perfectly.
“This design was inspired by Christian Dior’s Spring 2020 runway fashion show, which was so green and lush,” Aliana describes. “Being that this was an engagement party, we wanted to stay away from using white, and therefore this style was perfect. This greenery-filled design created a fun lounge atmosphere, since it was not a sit-down dinner. The combination of the trees and giant lounges was amazing. But we also wanted to add the glam factor to our design, and that’s where the beautiful large chandeliers we placed on the tables came in.”
With such a grand vision for the engagement party, Aliana enjoyed collaborating with Revelry Event Designers, as they have a knack for bringing any idea to fruition. Founded by Edgardo Zamora, the Revelry team has an enviable list of past clients and credits that include the Academy Award Governor’s Ball, gala openings at the Staples Center, and countless celebrity weddings.
As with any luxury event, the unfolding of this engagement party was not without its challenges.
“At first, it was hard to find a location that would accommodate what we wanted to bring to life with the design,” Aliana shares. “Many of the venues we had in mind were booked, and we couldn’t simply do this at a hotel venue. In the end, we found a lot with an empty space where we brought this forest to life.”
The enchanted forest aesthetic remains a favorite theme within the wedding and events world, as there’s an infinite number of approaches designers can take. From the choice of trees and greenery, to the lighting design, there are multiple moving parts and details that all serve to create the perfect ambiance.
“I loved the chandeliers hanging above the dance floor that created a runway fashion show vibe,” says Aliana. “Also, the chandeliers placed on the mirrored tables and their olive velvet chairs to pair. The tables were different – some with chandeliers, and others with green marble prints and massive moss bowl centerpieces.”
Lush and moody, this forested engagement party was the product of yet another successful collab between Aliana and Revelry.
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Location: The Lot Studio at Formosa West Hollywood, CA; Design and Planner: Aliana Events Los Angeles, CA; Floral Design: Celio’s Design Los Angeles, CA; Rentals: Revelry Event Designers Los Angeles, CA and MTB Event Rentals Glendale, CA; Lighting: The One Up Group West Hollywood, CA; Photography: Anna Anikina Photography Los Angeles, CA Instagram: annaanikinaphotography